" which I have always understood to mean a technique for arriving at a quick estimate. A woman in our group took me to task
"Under the Rule of Thumb." This dark interpretation is now an entrenched popular belief. So let's clarify once and for all: English judges apparently took a more permissive attitude toward wife beating prior to 1660
2000 Dear Cecil: Recently in a conversation I used the expression "rule of thumb
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RULE OF THUMB LAWS They say the principle of regulated wife beating was elucidated in the famous legal commentaries of William Blackstone (1723-'80), the basis of much U.S. common law, and that it prevailed in state courts well into the 19th century. However, in Blackstone, as Sommers notes, there's no mention of the rule of thumb. We do find the following discussion: "The husband also, by the old law, might give his wife moderate correction … in the same moderation that a man is allowed... Topics: Does "rule of thumb" refer to an old law permitting wife beating? May 12, 2000 Dear...